"I watched as some of our struggling students met with success due in part to this wonderful team."

Principal Veronica Wilkie,

Brandywood Elementary

RAI Reading Corps — RAI Reading Corps

An AmeriCorps Partner Program

RAI Reading Corps members serve inside schools, one-on-one with students who face significant academic challenges. Our tutors teach foundational reading skills to students who might never learn to read through traditional classroom education … and help them develop a skill that will last for the rest of their lives.

The RAI Reading Corps is unique in the country for the depth of training and education that each member receives. Every RAI Reading Corps member receives more than 50 hours of training in the Reading Assist Intervention program, as well as weekly continuing education and coaching sessions during the school year. This is a program designed to help students who face the most severe reading challenges – and we work with the students who need the most help. 

The RAI Reading Corps program is organized by Reading Assist Institute, a nonprofit organization in Wilmington, Delaware, in partnership with AmeriCorps. The 2017-18 school year will be the third year of a pilot program inside the Colonial School District in Delaware. In its first years, the work of the RAI Reading Corps was recognized by Delaware Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and awarded a 21st Century Solutions Grant by NBC/Universal.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 school year.